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Monday 17 September 2018

#218 Autumn Colours

Maike is hosting today's challenge, Autumn Colours

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the Autumn colours theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


I love autumnal colours and they go so well together with one of my favourite animals the fox. This cutie is one of Gerda Steiner's newest creations.


An Autumn-coloured Christmas card! I've used a stencil, my gelli plate, acrylic paint, stamps from Leoni Pujol and Sweet Dixie and dies from Joanna Sheen and Sizzix.


I used a die and vein stamp from Crafter's Companion and coloured all using Distress inks. It was matted onto copper mirri.


I used a Masterboard to create the background for this card and Oxide coloured card to die cut the leaves. Stamped and fussy cut the insects, added a Tim Hotz sentiment and gems to complete the card.


I have used Wild Rose Studio Stamp and papers coloured the cute Fox with Promarkers and added a Faux Silk Bow


I used a Spellbinders die for the cattails, a border die for an accent and various pieces from my stash. I then added some brown brads for interest and a Stampin' Up Happy Birthday sentiment.


I used a beautiful digital image from The Paper Shelter for my Autumn card. I made this card for one of my nieces for her upcoming birthday. I coloured the image with Copics, gelli pen, distress inks and pencil crayons. To complete the card I added some recycled silk flowers and a sentiment.


For this card I created a small Masterboard and then used Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves Die to cut my leaves out. The background paper is from Maja and I used a small piece of torn corrugated card to add a bit more interest and texture.


Nothing screams autumn to me more than acorns and oak leaves and toadstools, so this brand new design from Jane Gill at Woodware ticks all the boxes. I coloured it using distress inks and oxides, and layered it over some embossed card highlighted with gilding wax.


I love autumnal colours... my card today was a challenge to myself to see what I could come up with using plain white card, a printed image and some prism alcohol markers. I also used my scan n cut machine to cut out the main image, and the mats.

Agnieszka chanya13

Hello, today I want to show you little box. I used kraft and red papers and hadnade flowers.


For my card I used layers of brown card & orange papers. I used a LOTV panel of a beautiful Autumn scene that I cut into 3 and finished with a strip of ribbon.
Dr Monika

I Hello everyone!!! Here is my "Autumn Wishes" card, I used my favourite Tim Holtz distress ink pads for colouring die cut leaves and background. Stamped a cute sentiment from Mudra stamp set to finish my card. I hope you will like it. Lots of love...
I made my autumn colours card with strips of washi tape. See my blog for details

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

#217 All Creatures Great and Small, Winner and Top 5

Marg hosted our All Creatures Great and Small Challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-

I really loved this amazing card. So many details and so many wonderful techniques used in its creation. The decoupaged bird looks fabulous!

and her top 5 are

19 Kuni

This is a gorgeous CAS card and I fell in love with the cute little mouse!

64 Jane's Journal

That background is awesome and the dragonflies look amazing with their shimmery wings!

72 Linda McEnery

This is co sute! Love that it was made in the shape of the child's age!

86 Desperate Housewife Craft

I loved that fabulous watercolour background and the cats are adorable!

93 Nonsolocard

I love the idea of this little pocket with the tags inside and the ants are too cute!

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.

Monday 3 September 2018

#217 All Creatures Great and Small

I hope you are still with us! I completely forgot to post the winner post at the end of July which would have said how long we were going on a break for. Anyhow, hope everyone has had a lovely Summer. We have had a scorcher in the UK, but it seems that Autumn is rapidly on it’s way. So to today’s challenge ….

Marg is hosting today's challenge, All Creatures Great and Small. As it sounds anything in the animal or insect kingdom is acceptable. Please not just a tiny butterfly on the corner of a card though. We would like your 'creature' to be the focal point of your creation.

As usual anything you care to enter is fine, a card, scrap layout, mixed media piece, some home decor, as long as it meets the All Creatures Great and Small theme.

Some inspiration from our fabulous DT


For this Challenge I have created this super cute Amigurumi rabbit. Actually, this is the very first Amigurumi I have ever made and I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. The parts were crocheted using a free pattern I found on the net, and then sewn together. I have stuffed it with fibre fill and then added the embroidery, etc. Her name is Blossom. If you would like more details, please visit my blog. Have a fabulous day!


My card was made using kraft card for a change, and a Woodware stamp. The image was coloured using promarkers.


For this, I've used a Pretty Quick stamp, and coloured the result with Spectrum Noir pencils.


Hi all, I've made this card for a friend who was moving house. I used a combination of decorative papers and a Woodware stamp then cut out the pieces and built it up like a collage. The background was coloured using Distress Oxide ink and the card was completed with the sentiment and gems.


I made this card for a friend. I fell in love with this cute stamp set by Gerda Steiner. My card was coloured with Copics, Posca Pens, Pencil Crayon, Distress Ink and Diamond Glaze. It was fun piling the animals in the jeep.


I used a House Mouse Designs decoupage sheet cut down so that it would fit inside a Hunkydory die cut frame.


I have used a Wild Rose Studio Stamp , coloured with promarkers and some glitter sparkles


I used a digital stamp titled "Josie in a Hat", coloured her with Prismacolor Markers. added a flower and leaves plus a border die cut.


My card was made for a friend using a fabulous Whipper Snapper dog stamp and an embossing folder. The extra stamped embellishments are from a rather fun Woodware stamp set.

My card focuses on Karen (Kassa) Hayselden's fabulous stamp Cecil The Cow. With a background from Hero Arts Studio Calico stamp. Please see my blog for details

Dr. Monika
CCM Challenge 217- Any animal small-Large
My Hello, everyone!!! I've made this cute card using iCraft stencil and Tubby Craft stamp set "Giraffe Love". I have used Tim Holtz distress inks for colouring both image. Please visit my blog for more details.

We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!

#216 Holidays/Vacations Winner and Top 5

My apologies this should have been posted back at the end of July. I thought I had done it before we went on our Summer break!!! Shows how much I needed the break, lol …. anyhow better late than never 

Julie hosted our Holidays/Vacations Challenge and her Winner and Top 5 are:-

27 Ma-Mi

and her top 5 are

11 Andrea Morris

Congratulations to you all. Don't forget to collect your badges from the sidebar, and we look forward to seeing you back here at 12 Noon for our new challenge.